Dennis delivering the Gospel message
Every year, Living Waters Asia conducts a recollection night for graduating high school students of Notre Christi Academy of the Philippines at Bustos, Bulacan. Last March 11, we conducted the recollection night again.
The students are familiar with the work of Living Waters Asia as we were also the facilitators of their retreat which happened last August 2012. And so, they expected the evening with us to be fun-filled and a time for them to examine their lives.
The evening started with a sumptuous dinner that the students prepared The games followed and we're sure that everyone really enjoyed them. Then we allowed them to address their classmates for them to tell each other about how grateful they are for the time they had together all throughout high school. At about midnight, the group gathered around Dennis Mark Aglosolos as he delivered to the graduating class for the last time, the Gospel message. Dennis emphasized the reality of Hell and the sureness of death. They were made to realize that the need to get right with God was crucial as death and Hell are two sure things. We are confident that by God's grace, seeds of the Gospel have been planted in the hearts of the students.
Please pray for these students. They think that because they're young, they can set aside getting right with God for now and just live the here and now. May they realize that a long life is not a sure thing for a lot of us.
We're sure that you're curious about our biblical origins seminar, "In the beginning, GOD: Why I'm a young earth creationist" that took place last March 1 at SM Baliuag Cinema 1. We'll, we're very happy to inform you that it was a big success, by God's grace. Allow us to tell you why.
Since LWA's managing director, Dennis Mark Y. Aglosolos, came from the Answers in Genesis All Asian Conference at Malaysia some two years ago, God has been moving him to share his learning from the conference to people here in the Philippines via a seminar. Dennis was very afraid to do one as he feels that the seminar can get very technically scientific, and this is something that is not in his territory. But still, he soaked himself to studying more of AiG's resources.
Fast-forward to December 2012. The call of God for Dennis to hold the seminar got stronger. He responded with more time in prayer, asking God if He really wants the seminar organized soon... as if it was not yet clear that God wanted it done. In a way, Dennis wanted God to say "No, don't do it". But one evening, God really made Dennis feel that He wanted the seminar held soon, and so, plans were made for the event. When LWA started looking for a venue, Dennis wanted a place that could just accommodate about 250 people. But God was leading him to get something bigger, like a place that could hold 500. And so, they took what God wanted although Dennis doubted if they could pack the venue with people. LWA started inviting schools, churches and other organizations to the event, and from these groups, it was clear that we'll not get 500 in attendance. To make things worse, weeks before the event, two of the schools that committed to grace the event pulled out their reservation because of some conflict with their own schedules. Dennis said that the morning of the event, he was telling God that he'll be very happy already if there would be 350 people in the event.
So what happened on the actual event? God humbled Dennis. God brought 500+ people to the event. LWA even had to let people without tickets to the event because there were no more tickets to sell to them. High school and college students, teachers, pastors and church workers, school officials, Bible seminary students, and many more were in attendance. The feedback for the seminar were so encouraging. And the icing on the cake was the preaching of the biblical Gospel to hundreds of unsaved individuals in attendance.
The event is a testament that if we will just obey God in His leading, the efforts we exert to glorify Him will be blessed. Praise the Lord!
Living Waters Asia was at Batangas City last February 25, 2013. LWA joined other evangelism ministries at Greenhills Christian Fellowship, Batangas, for the Love Batangas Evangelism Summit. The event aimed to mobilize Christians from different churches in the area for a province-wide evangelism.
The convention gave different evangelism ministries the opportunity to present themselves to about 400 delegates coming from different churches in the province of Batangas. Ministries like YWAM, True Love waits, Action Philippines, League of Philippine Evangelists, Living Waters Asia, etc., took turns in the podium to tell attendees about how their ministries could help them in their evangelism efforts for their province. The presentations also helped delegates in deciding on which ministry workshop they will attend later that day.
We are very happy to inform you that LWA really made an impact on the Christians that signed up for our afternoon workshop. We saw in their eyes how blown away everyone were with the principle of biblical evangelism and why it is important that it be embraced in our evangelism efforts. Pastors in the workshop wanted LWA to come back to Batangas right away so that we can start training them on the Way of the Master evangelism principle. They can't seem to wait for GCF's evangelism seminar that will happen sometime in October or November where LWA will be one of the ministries that will conduct training for delegates.
Please pray for the province of Batangas and the churches around it. We saw their desire to win their province to Christ. We hope and pray that LWA could help them with this very Godly endeavor.
Last February 18, Living Waters Asia distributed canned tuna from Century Pacific Group RSPo Foundation, Inc., to the residents of Tanglaw ng Pag-asa (Provincial Juvenile Jail) at Malolos City. This is the third time LWA has given these much needed supply to the young inmates. They really appreciate gifts like these as a lot of them do not get visits from relatives that could bring them food other than what is supplied to them in the facility.
We thank Century Pacific Group RSPo Foundation, Inc. for their generosity and kindness in making the canned goods available for distribution
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